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John R. ‘Pete’ Boyd, Jr., 91, husband of Margaret Betty Stone Boyd, of Abbeville County, SC, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Self Regional Healthcare. He was born in Abbeville to the late John Robert Boyd, Sr. and Lois Gordon Boyd.
Mr. Boyd was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was a lifelong member of Little Mountain Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder, deacon and a member of the adult Sunday school class. Mr. Boyd retired from Milliken-Abbeville Plant after 47 years of faithful service. He was a man of many talents, including building, carpentry and gardening. Mr. Boyd enjoyed many happy hours spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Boyd and a sister, Irene Boyd Campbell.
Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife of 73 years of the home; two sons, John Thomas Boyd (Bonnie) and James Robert Boyd (Pat); two sisters, Frances Campbell and Lou Martin (Fred), all of Abbeville; five grandchildren, Kristy Boyd, John Boyd (Stephanie), Renee B. Lumpkin (Stacy), Jennifer Fisher (Ben) and Diana Green (Johnny) and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 10:00AM – 11:00AM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Little Mountain Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will begin at 11:00AM in the church with Rev. Darrell Fetzer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
Memorial contributions, in memory of Mr. Boyd, may be sent to Little Mountain Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3836 Highway 28N, Abbeville, SC 29620.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.
Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Boyd family.